February 5, 2014
Politics Beauty is an umbrella organization that consists of state-level, grassroots advocacy organizations that initiate and address legislation that affects the beauty and barber industry. At its head is nail tech Tamara Johnson. We asked Johnson to tell us about the organization and how readers can become involved.
August 21, 2013
This year there were over 250 individual services performed on policymakers, regulators, and staffers by more than 40 beauty professionals who volunteered their time and expertise to showcase the world of beauty.
Keywords: CND legislation Milady OPI Products Professional Beauty Federation
February 6, 2013
The invisible beachball-sized sphere of air that surrounds your face in all directions is a great place to start implementing efficient salon ventilation. NAILS walks you through all of the things you need to know, from what to look for in a ventilation system to how the components work to a few tweaks you can make in your day-to-day habits for extra protection. Get ready to breathe easy.
Keywords: Aerovex Systems Air Impurities Removal Systems Alfalfa Nail Supply Americanails Erica's Advanced Technical Abrasives
November 17, 2010
State boards governing the actions of professionals providing hand and foot beauty have been shaking up the regulations with new sanitation provisions. We set out to clear up the confusion and find out what’s happening in your neck of the woods.
Keywords: autoclaves disinfection legislation salon sanitation
November 15, 2010
San Francisco’s newly passed Healthy Nail Salon Recognition ordinance is intended to address occupational health hazards among the city’s more than 200 nail salons and 1,800 nail technicians. This ordinance establishes a voluntary recognition program for salons that use polishes and top and base coats that are “three-free.”
Keywords: health ingredients legislation
October 1, 2010
State inspectors have the ability to strike fear into salon owners, but listen closely and you will find opportunity ... even in a less-than-perfect rating. How states handle inspections (or a lack of them) is as varied as the colors clients choose.
Keywords: business disinfection inspections legislation state licensing
October 1, 2010
Earlier this year, Iowa mandated the autoclaving of certain implements in the salon. As of March, cuticle nippers (along with tweezers and comedone extractors) must be sterilized by steam, dry heat, or other sterilization equipment.
Keywords: disinfection implements legislation nippers state licensing
August 1, 2009
Jody Newman, owner of I Do Spas, works to change legislation in Maine regarding the rights of mobile spas to service parties in people's homes.
Keywords: legislation mobile salons spa parties state licensing
June 1, 2009
Florida is the latest state to ban fish pedicures.
Keywords: fish pedicures legislation pedicure safety
February 23, 2009
Florida has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the callused areas of clients' feet, illegal in the state.
Keywords: alternative services California state regulations legislation
January 29, 2009
Universal Companies and the NCEA (National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors, and Associations) have teamed up to offer training to help prepare candidates for the NCEA Certification exam.
Keywords: associations continuing education legislation
December 22, 2008
From sometime in 2000 through August 2008, Lynda Dieu Phan and Duc Cao Nguyen, both of New Cumberland, Pa, and Justin Phan, of Tennessee, conspired for Lynda Dieu Phan to travel to Vietnam to recruit victims to work in her York, Pa.-area nail salons, according to a federal indictment released last week.
Keywords: crime legislation licensing
October 15, 2008
Texas has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the calloused areas of clients' feet, illegal in the state.
Keywords: fish pedicures legislation state licensing
October 6, 2008
The state of Washington has made fish pedicures, in which clients place their feet into a tub containing small carp that then ingest the calloused areas of clients’ feet, illegal in the state.
Keywords: fish pedicures legislation pedicures state licensing
October 1, 2008
California's governor considers borrowing state's salon inspection funds to cover budget shortfall.
Keywords: legislation salon inspections